The Two-Can Stirling engine (preview)

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The Two-Can Stirling engine (preview)

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Ok Makers, here’s a excerpt from MAKE 07 – The Two-Can Stirling Engine by William Gurstelle. The Stirling engine has long captivated inventors and dreamers. Here are complete plans for building and operating a two-cylinder model that runs on almost any high-temperature heat source. Page 90 – Link (PDF).

This PDF should show up in iTunes too (click here to subscribe). And… if you didn’t get MAKE 07 yet, here’s a link that will give you an additional $5 off (USD) subscription.

10 thoughts on “The Two-Can Stirling engine (preview)

  1. mikiex says:

    Love Stirling engines, would be interested to know how well this would would perform in reverse, applying an electric motor, would it produce much cooling?

  2. Reynolds says:

    This would be a cool project to make. However, the PDF only goes to page 93, while the instructions begin on page 94.

  3. philliptorrone says:

    reynolds “Ok Makers, here’s a excerpt from MAKE 07” – excerpt (gotta get MAKE to get the entire article) — here’s a link with an additional $5 off (USA) – so that’s about 50% off!

    https://readerservices.makezine.com/MK/subnew.aspx?PC=MK&PK=cmake&FC=UNITED+STATES

  4. aplumb says:

    mikiex, yes they work in reverse. Several cryogenic coolers out there are based on Stirling Engines, and Coleman has a more conventional model.

  5. Reynolds says:

    Oh, I gotcha. Should have read it as:
    Ok Makers, here’s a excerpt from MAKE 07 – The Two-Can Stirling Engine by William Gurstelle. The Stirling engine has long captivated inventors and dreamers. Here are complete plans for building and operating a two-cylinder model that runs on almost any high-temperature heat source.

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